Robert Lewandowski Donates €1 Million To Fight Coronavirus Outbreak In Germany

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Bayern's Robert Lewandowski donates €1 million along with wife Anna to fight coronavirus. His Bayern teammates Kimmich and Goretzka have launched a campaign.

Written By Sujay Chakraborty | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is the latest to come forward to support the ongoing battle against the coronavirus outbreak. Lewandowski and his wife Anna have donated €1 million to fight the rapid outbreak of COVID-19. 

Coronavirus Germany: Robert Lewandowski donates €1 million to fight coronavirus

Robert Lewandowski recently spoke to German publication Sport Bild, where he stated, "We’re all well aware of the difficult situation we’re currently going through. Today we’re all playing on the same team. We need to be strong in this fight. If we can help someone, let’s do it". 

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Along with his contribution towards fighting coronavirus, Lewandowski used his interview with the publication to urge everyone around the world to 'be responsible' and doing their bit in preventing a further outbreak.

Coronavirus Germany: Robert Lewandowski donates €1 million as per Instagram post

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Polish striker subsequently took to Instagram to announce his contribution. Robert Lewandowski wrote, 'We have decided to donate EUR 1 million to contribute toward the fight against coronavirus. This situation affects each of us, so we are asking you again: Follow the instructions, listen to those who know best. Be responsible. We believe that we will return to our normal life soon. We are in this together.'

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Coronavirus Germany: Robert Lewandowski donates and teammates launch campaign

Elsewhere, Lewandowski's Bayern teammates Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka have kickstarted a 'We Kick Corona' campaign with an aim to raise a sum to fight the outbreak of coronavirus in Germany. The duo has pledged €1 million between them to launch the campaign. The 'We Kick Corona' campaign has since received massive support from fellow Bundesliga stars and several other footballers from across Europe. 

According to their website, over €2.5 million has been raised with support from Bundesliga stars Mats Hummels, Jonas Hector, Lukas Klostermann, Sebastian Rode, Julian Brandt, Lukas Monastery, Yannick Gerhardt, Sebastian Rode, Lars Stindl, Jonathan Tah, Nadiem Amiri and others. 

Former Bundesliga players Leroy Sane, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Julian Draxler and Benedict Howedes among others have joined the initiative.

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Bundesliga coronavirus: Coronavirus Germany causing fixtures to be cancelled

Germany remains the fifth-worst affected nation with over 24000 cases confirmed cases of coronavirus. With the outbreak showing no signs of stopping, Bundesliga released a statement that noted that league would not be able to resume in the first week of April. However, they reiterated that a decision in regards to the current season will be made in the final week of March.

Coronavirus Germany: Bundesliga coronavirus statement

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